May 10, 2008

I NEED YOUR HELP.

I am running a full page ad in The Atlantan Brides magazine this summer. My goal is to be different. Every other photographer uses a wedding photo so I am using a "relationship" photo. I need your opinion on this one. Specifically, should I use a border or leave it white off the page? what is your first impression of this? Be honest. if you were getting married and saw this ad, would you go and check out my site? Would it grab your interest?


11 comments:

Gracie said...

I love this!!! I was just introduced to your wed site/blog from Jodi Hitt (Libbys Mom) and I just love your work. This ad would definitely grab my attention and I would check out your site. I love the creative approach to this and all of your work. I understand that most people want to see a wedding photo but this shows your ability to capture "Love" in a differnt way. Your photos make me want to get married all over again just so I could have the opportunity to have those moments captured in the way you do!

Gracie said...

I also forgot to add that I personally like the black border around this. If it was the only thing on the page it may look great just all white but if mixed in with other ads I say go with the border!

jodi said...

o.k. I'm honest. I like the picture but for some reason I am reminded of all the 'alvetra' ads ( or whatever the name of the drug is for couples who need help in 'that' area). Wish I didn't respond don't ya? ...I'm sure it's just me.

Six Simms Singing said...

I like it and think it would be catchy. I like the border. :)

I got your call. I'll call you when the kids get settled. I made the mistake of telling Virgil he could go play with Buddy tonight. BIG MISTAKE. :(

Oh well. I'll call him and we'll let you know. :)

rebekah said...

Honestly I really really like it. It would catch my attention definitely. Would it look better to switch your name and number? It seems like it would flow better, you are finishing the sentence at the top and then looking down to the bottom and you should see your name first. Lol, or some such thing. I would go without border, but that might just be me. I LOVE white-ness pictures. But a border is good too as long as it's not too thick methinks. Anyhoo that's my more than 2 cents worth :)

jodi said...

Did I mention that I do really like it? Yes for the black border.
It would grab my attention for sure. Ignore first response as attempt at humor:)

ron storer said...

first impression right? ok, so i like the black border but for me...and i know that i am in the minority...and i am secure in my masculinity so i will tell ya...i'll go with an all white bleed...but hey either will work.

but, i love the ad!

Anonymous said...

Love the ad! I can go either way with or without the border. Perhaps the border - because the page will be folded into the binding of the magazine and without the border, your name and catchy sentence might not been seen as well. Does this make sense?

Monique

birdonthelawn said...

WITH the border. i like it. what if the "be yourself" font was a bit more exaggerated and unique? "depart from tradition... BE YOURSELF!" um. am i making sense? i love the pic and the slogan. i love love love it.
are you having doubts about it?

Shawna Herring Photography said...

thanks everyone. I'll let you know the end result.

Nanette Storey said...

I know I'm a little late, but I wanted to let you know what I think.

I LOVE it! Like the border too.

Even though it looks great, maybe you could add a thin border of color with the black to make your number and website pop? Maybe I'm a gooter? Just a different idea.........not so "traditional". :)